Trade Unions Hold General Strike Against Government

The honeymoon is over as President Carlos Alvarado faces his first general strike, less than two months in office, led by country’s largest and strongest unions trade unions, the Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE) – National Association of Educators and the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos (ANEP) – National Association of Public Employees.

The teacher’s union was joined by other public employee unions, including the Asociación Sindical de Empleados industriales de las comunicaciones y la energía (Asdeice) – Trade Union Association of Industrial Employees of Communications and Energy – that groups a number of Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) workers.
The trade unions claim to strike because of lack of dialogue, alleging that the Governmnet has not wanted to sit down and review their observations on the

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